Saturday of Lazarus: Fully God, Fully Man

Saturday of Lazarus: Fully God, Fully Man

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met Him, while Mary sat in the house.  Martha said to Jesus, “Lord,...

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Be Transformed: Holy Week

Be Transformed: Holy Week

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the...

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The Journey of Holy Week:  Form Versus Substance, Choosing Your Services

The Journey of Holy Week: Form Versus Substance, Choosing Your Services

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord; throughout your generations...

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Kairos – As we Approach Holy Week

Kairos – As we Approach Holy Week

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. When Jesus had spoken these words, He lifted up His eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son...

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A Second Chance Through the Resurrection

A Second Chance Through the Resurrection

As we remember the days of Christ’s final ordeal, the Church feels an oppressive silence at the death of her Lord, a silence that penetrates to the depths of the heart of every disciple—then and now—who stand wordless before the Cross. It is the silence after an execution, when everyone...

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The Epitaphios (The tomb of Christ)

The Epitaphios (The tomb of Christ)

Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou   The service of Great Saturday is effectively a funeral service for Christ, and yet it is the most colourful service of Holy Week, because we have already begun to celebrate the Resurrection. The Epitaphios which represents the tomb of Christ, is adorned with an array of...

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Christ’s Passion Overcomes Death

Christ’s Passion Overcomes Death

Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of the Vatopaidi Monastery   When Christians talk about death, they don’t do so with pessimism, they aren’t resigned to it, they don’t think it natural. They see it principally as an enemy which must be defeated through Christ. ‘The last enemy to be destroyed is death,...

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Holy Relics Miraculously Unscathed Following Fire at Australian Greek Orthodox Church

Holy Relics Miraculously Unscathed Following Fire at Australian Greek Orthodox Church

In what is being called an Easter miracle, a fire at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Panteleimon in Adelaide, Australia.  In the midst of Eastern Orthodox Holy Week holy relics have risen from the ashes of a Greek Orthodox Christian church fire. Watch the news video clip here.  ...

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Cherishing the Journey of Great Lent

Cherishing the Journey of Great Lent

I was so excited for Lent this year. During the 18 years we have been Orthodox, I have never been able to attend all the mid-week services because we have lived so far from the church. One pre-sanctified was usually all I could get to and not just because of...

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Great Wednesday (Matins for Great Thursday)

Great Wednesday (Matins for Great Thursday)

‘Humbled by Your loving-kindness, You washed the feet of Your disciples, directing them to the path divine’. This sentence encapsulates one of the most prominent scenes of humility in the life of Christ, an extraordinarily strange image for a teacher, a leader, someone with authority over heaven and earth. Christ...

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